Child Fatality Reports: NYC Regional Office

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About These Reports

Child deaths in New York State that allegedly resulted from abuse or maltreatment are reported to the Statewide Central Register (SCR) of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and investigated by the local department of social services (LDSS). By law, certain reports are investigated in coordination with law enforcement.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is required by statute to conduct a review of each fatality investigation and issue a summary report within six months of the local investigation. OCFS reviews a family’s history three years before the fatality, including ongoing and prior and current child protective investigations and services a child or family may been receiving prior to the fatality. If OCFS determines that there were lapses in adhering to state regulation or policy, OCFS issues findings and monitors the implementation of the corrective action plan required of the LDSS. OCFS also reviews and issues fatality reports for children who die while in foster care, or while they are receiving preventive services, regardless of abuse or neglect allegations.

OCFS posts fatality reports (names and identifying information is withheld on all reports) when it is determined that disclosure would not harm the child’s surviving siblings or other children in the household. The OCFS Commissioner considers whether publishing a fatality report is contrary to the best interests of a child’s siblings or other children in the household, what effects publication may have on the privacy of children and family, and any potentially detrimental effects publication may have on reuniting and providing services to a family. This process is referred to as a “best interest determination” and is conducted by OCFS and, in certain instances, with the assistance of experts serving on the OCFS Statewide Child Fatality Review Team. This team is comprised of state and local professionals working together to research the causes of preventable child deaths and develops strategies to prevent them. OCFS also certifies 18 regional and local child fatality review teams.

The reports posted here are not the actual investigations conducted by the local departments of social services; they are OCFS’s review of the actual investigation and meet the standards for public release.

See the OCFS Prevention and Child Safety pages for information on keeping children safe.

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Child Fatality Reports: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-20-016 Word | NY-20-016 PDF - Jul 20, 2020 Kings County
NY-20-009 Word | NY-20-009 PDF - Jul 15, 2020 Kings County
NY-20-006 Word | NY-20-006 PDF - Jul 15, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-003 Word | NY-20-003 PDF - Jul 11, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-004 Word | NY-20-004 PDF - Jul 11, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-013 Word | NY-20-013 PDF - Jul 3, 2020 Kings County
NY-20-020 Word | NY-20-020 PDF - Jul 2, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-015 Word | NY-20-015 PDF - Jul 2, 2020 New York County
NY-20-007 Word | NY-20-007 PDF - Jun 29, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-133 Word | NY-19-133 PDF - Jun 23, 2020 Kings County
NY-20-005 Word | NY-20-005 PDF - Jun 21, 2020 Kings County
NY-20-002 Word | NY-20-002 PDF - Jun 21, 2020 New York County
NY-19-131 Word | NY-19-131 PDF - Jun 21, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-001 Word | NY-20-001 PDF - Jun 18, 2020 New York County
NY-19-132 Word | NY-19-132 PDF - Jun 11, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-128 Word | NY-19-128 PDF - May 26, 2020 Office of Special Investigations
NY-20-008 Word | NY-20-008 PDF - May 26, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-134 Word | NY-19-134 PDF - May 23, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-126 Word | NY-19-126 PDF - May 19, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-135 Word | NY-19-135 PDF - Apr 29, 2020 New York County
NY-19-119 Word | NY-19-119 PDF - Apr 8, 2020 New York County
NY-19-130 Word | NY-19-130 PDF - Apr 2, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-117 Word | NY-19-117 PDF - Apr 2, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-116 Word | NY-19-116 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-127 Word | NY-19-127 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-129 Word | NY-19-129 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-118 Word | NY-19-118 PDF - Mar 23, 2020 Queens County
NY-20-010 Word | NY-20-010 PDF - Mar 21, 2020 New York County
NY-19-113 Word | NY-19-113 PDF - Mar 20, 2020 New York County
NY-19-110 Word | NY-19-110 PDF - Mar 18, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-105 Word | NY-19-105 PDF - Mar 2, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-104 Word | NY-19-104 PDF - Feb 27, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-108 Word | NY-19-108 PDF - Feb 27, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-098 Word | NY-19-098 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-114 Word | NY-19-114 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-102 Word | NY-19-102 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-100 Word | NY-19-100 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-099 Word | NY-19-099 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-109 Word | NY-19-109 PDF - Feb 13, 2020 New York County
NY-19-094 Word | NY-19-094 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-125 Word | NY-19-125 PDF - Feb 7, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-121 Word | NY-19-121 PDF - Feb 4, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-093 Word | NY-19-093 PDF - Feb 3, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-095 Word | NY-19-095 PDF - Jan 31, 2020 Richmond County
NY-19-097 Word | NY-19-097 PDF - Jan 31, 2020 Queens County
NY-19-115 Word | NY-19-115 PDF - Jan 27, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-112 Word | NY-19-112 PDF - Jan 23, 2020 Kings County
NY-19-090 Word | NY-19-090 PDF - Jan 22, 2020 Bronx County
NY-19-009 Word | NY-19-009 PDF - Jan 17, 2020 New York County
NY-19-088 Word | NY-19-088 PDF - Jan 16, 2020 Kings County